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Win Tickets to the Burger Showdown Tampa Bay!


Who has the best burger in Tampa Bay? Well there is only one way to find out! On May 17th, the annual Burger Showdown will take place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park as top bay area restaurants compete for bragging rights for title of the “Best Burger in Tampa Bay.”  All proceeds will benefit Friends of  Tampa Riverwalk! Participants include:

A panel of both celebrities and local culinary experts will vote on “Best Burger in Tampa Bay” while guests will vote for the People’s Choice Award. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 day of event and include all the burgers you can eat, one drink ticket, french fries and a dessert sampling. There are also VIP tickets for $75 which in addition to all of the regular tickets items with also include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a complimentary eBOAT ride. There are only a limited amount of VIP tickets available so be sure to grab yours today! For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Celebrity Judges

  • Corey Dylan – Radio Host, 970 WFLA

  • Ian Beckles – Radio Host, 620 WDAE

  • Jeff Houck – Food Writer, The Tampa Tribune

  • Radio Host, 98Rock

  • Steve Otto – Columnist, The Tampa Tribune

You do not want to miss this event and I hope to see you there. Because I am so passionate about the Tampa Bay food scene, I want to give away a pair of tickets to a reader so they may enjoy this awesome event. To enter, simply comment on this post and tell me who makes the best burger in Tampa Bay. I will pick a winner on Thurday, May 16th at noon.  You can pick up your tickets at the event. 🙂

See you on the 17th!



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  1. Dominic
    May 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I love them all!!!

  2. megan
    May 10, 2013 at 10:57 am

    i honestly haven’t found a great burger here yet so i would love to attend this event to find a favorite!

  3. Jessica
    May 10, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Burger 21

  4. Rick Hall
    May 11, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Pane Rustica has the best burger so far.

  5. renetha
    May 13, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I would say that five guys is the best I have had in tampa bay but I’m sure that all the resturants listed above have good burgers also

  6. Griselle Miranda
    May 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I will say Danny’s All American Diner. The burgers are awesome!!!

  7. gabe
    May 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Burger Monger.

  8. Michelle S.
    May 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Eats! American Grill 🙂 Nom nom nom

  9. Rob
    May 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I like Eats, Five Guys and the burgers at Frenchy’s are underrated but very good.

    • Emillie
      May 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Omg, you are right about the Frency’s burger!! I had forgotten about it! This comment alone deserves the tickets! Haha.

  10. Daniel
    May 14, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    the Bricks in Ybor, So yummy.

  11. Emillie
    May 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Burger 21 definitely makes the best burger in town… especially the Black & Bleu. Absolutely delicious!

  12. Jared G.
    May 15, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I LOVE the Zin Burger at Cooper’s Hawk Winery. Can’t go wrong with wine-braised onions and Gruyère cheese.

  13. Bobby
    May 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Nicki’s Omelette & Grill on Hillsborough has FANTASTIC burgers. I couldn’t believe it, I ordered the Greek burger for breakfast on a recommendation and it was delicious!

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